This one hits different, folks (as trendy young people would say). Please excuse me while a write this love ode to Phoebe...My Phoebs. My person. It has been an honor to walk through this season with you, and not only this season, but every season before it. It is humbling that I get to be the friend of someone so compassionate, so intentional, so truly and deeply kind, and someone whose heart is so true. You inspire me to love others better, and Jesus so clearly flows out of you in everything you do. That I was blessed with a sistah-friend like you, there will never be enough words of thankfulness for it. Our Father is so, so good to us. The coolest thing about seeing you fall in love with Pete (your Pete, not mine haha), was to see him love you the thoughtful and intentional way you have always loved all of us. There is no doubt that he was the one we waited for all this time. And if younger Ashley and Phoebe had known that we would both marry our own Peter B's, well I don't think I could have handled the amazingness of that. The Lord kept it as a neat little surprise for us, isn't that cool?! I love you deeply and I can't wait to walk every other season of life with you and our Petes, and we'll all be in the nursing home together like, "PETE" and then they'll both answer, "Yeah" in synchrony and we'll look at each other and giggle because I don't think it will ever sink in how richly blessed we've been. I love you. And I love you, too, now Peter B, it comes with the territory.
Jackie and Patrick's Cleveland wedding day was all joy, all the time. They had their ceremony, which was officiated wonderfully by Jackie's brother, in North Olmsted, near where they just purchased their first home. It was held at the Grand Pacific Wedding Chapel. After popping some champagne outside (with Patrick spraying the champagne like a rocket, I still have dried champagne drops on my camera bag haha), we rode all around stopping at fun Cleveland spots like East 4th Street and the Cleveland script sign at Edgewater Park for group pictures. The bus dropped us off at the Rock Hall of Fame, and we proceeded down to North Coast Harbor where we boarded the Goodtime III for the sunset cruise reception. Jackie and Patrick had such a fun group of friends and everyone was thrilled to celebrate them. After an outrageously hilarious best man toast, a whole wedding group picture on the deck of the Goodtime III, and a stunning sunset on Lake Erie, they danced the night away and celebrated the newly weds. Arrr matey, beautiful photos ahead!!
My name's Ashley, and I'm the photographer behind Ashley Deanna Photography. I am a fun and quirky wedding and engagement photographer serving Cleveland, OH, Akron, OH, and the Northeast Ohio region. Thanks for checking out the blog!